THURSDAY: Shave heads to fight kids’ cancer

St. Baldrick's 2012

Pathology’s Alberto Locante gets his head shaved for St. Baldrick’s in 2012. He was one of the top fundraisers. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services

WHAT:
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will host an annual head-shaving event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Staff, physicians, and families of children with cancer volunteer each year to have their heads shaved to support childhood cancer research and fellowships.

To sign up to be a “shavee” or to volunteer or donate, visit www.stbaldricks.org.

WHEN:
Thursday, Feb. 21
8 to 10 a.m.

WHERE:
University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St., 5th floor

DETAILS:
UI Health provides comprehensive services to children and adolescents with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation began as a challenge between friends and has grown into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research.

For more information about UI Health.